How to download Adobe Creative Cloud Apps

Some classes require that students obtain and install Adobe Creative Cloud Apps (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, etc.). Please find the download instructions below:

  1. Go to

  2. Sign in using the same email address that is on your mySDCCD and Canvas account. If you do not have an Adobe password already set up with that email, you can make one by clicking the "create an account" link on the sign in page.

  3. If prompted -- sign in with attention to the Adobe "Personal" account NOT the "Company/School" account.

  4. Once you are signed in you can begin installing applications by clicking the "install" button for any particular app.

  5. Please make sure to open up any applications (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, etc.) from the "creative cloud desktop app" after the initial download. If you are signed in, the applications will say "open/install".

  6. If you are NOT signed in, the applications will say "buy now/ start free trial". 

Further Assistance

If you are experiencing any issues accessing your subscription, please follow the link to our resources folder below. Our FAQ document will most likely have a solution to any problems you may face.

Adobe Resource Kit